OD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
Several flights departing BEY bound east (Jordan, Gulf) are flying over the Mediterranean > Sinai Peninsula > Jordan; whereas they would typically be routed over Syria > Jordan or Syria > Iraq.
I noticed EK, EY, QR, FDB, are doing that (avoiding Syria); but the most striking one is RJ flight AMM-BEY-AMM, which I guess is doubling the flight time!
I don't think its a security issue, because some flights are still using the Syrian airspace (ME, KU, J9, and EK sometimes). I don't think it's political either, because Syrianair is using the Jordanian airspace, so definitely, RJ is not avoiding Syria for political reasons.
SCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 569 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
How is then BEY-AMM flown? All the way to Egypt and back over the Gulf of Aqaba / Saudi? Can RJ fly over Israel to Lebanon? (I know RJ flies over Israel from Europe.. but I don't know if they are able to do that on their way to BEY.